Birth Name: Avril Ramona Lavigne
Place of Birth: Belleville, Ontario, Canada
Date of Birth: September 27, 1984
*father – French-Canadian, French, Polish, small amounts of Breton and English, remote Irish
*mother – English, Irish, Scottish
Avil Lavigne is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and actress. She is known for her songs “Complicated,” “Sk8er Boi,” “I’m with You,” “Don’t Tell Me,” “My Happy Ending,” “Nobody’s Home,” “Keep Holding On,” “Girlfriend,” “When You’re Gone,” and “What the Hell.” She has appeared in the films Fast Food Nation and The Flock. She is known as the “Pop-Punk Queen.”
Avril is the daughter of Judith-Rosanne “Judy” (Loshaw) and Jean-Claude Lavigne. She was born to a devout Christian family. Avril means April and Lavigne means “the vineyard” in French. Her father was born at RCAF Station Grostenquin in Grostenquin, Moselle, France, where his own French-Canadian father was stationed. Through her father, Avril is a direct descendant of Zacharie Cloutier (c. 1590-1677), a prominent early Québec settler. She was raised mostly in Napanee/Greater Napanee, Ontario.
Avril does not speak French, though she has a French passport. Her sister is married to Japanese musician Ryota Kohama.
Avril’s patrilineal line can be traced back to her tenth great-grandfather, Arthur Tessier.
Avril’s paternal grandfather was Joseph-Charles-Maurice Yves Lavigne (the son of Osias Joseph Lavigne and Anita Finger). Yves was born in Saint-Jérôme, La Rivière-du-Nord, Québec, and was a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Osias was the son of Joseph Lavigne and Marie-Victoire “Victoria” Tremblay. Anita was the daughter of Charles Finger, who was a French emigrant, from Dijon, Côte-d’Or, and of Malvina Beauvais, from Québec. Victoria’s maternal sixth great-grandmother, Marie Miteouamigoukoue, was a Weskarini Algonquin First Nation.
Avril’s paternal grandmother was named Lucie Dzierzbicki/Dzierbicki. Lucie was French, from Morhange, Forbach-Boulay-Moselle, and was of Polish descent.
Avril’s maternal grandfather was John William Loshaw (the son of Samuel Loshaw and Martha Donaldson). John was born in Ontario, Canada. Samuel was the son of George Washington Loshaw, who had ancestors from Connecticut, and of Lydia Jane Brewster, whose father was from New York. Martha was born in Glasgow, Scotland, the daughter of Robert Donaldson and Margarett/Margaret Cowan.
Avril’s maternal grandmother was Ramona Luella Bartman (the daughter of Samuel Hugh Bartman and Violet Lucinda Smith). Ramona was born in Ontario. Samuel was born in Limerick, Ireland, the son of Joseph Bartman and Diana Scales. Violet was the daughter of Asa Smith and Luella Lucinda Winters/Winter.
Sources: Genealogies of Avril Lavigne – http://www.nosorigines.qc.ca
Genealogies of Avril Lavigne (focusing on her father’s side) – http://bowergenealogy.ca
Genealogy of Avril’s paternal grandfather, Joseph-Charles-Maurice Yves Lavigne – https://www.wikitree.com
Obituary of Avril’s maternal grandmother, Ramona Luella (Bartman) Loshaw – https://steelefuneralhome.ca
Looks Polish, unsurprisingly. Whenever a NW European has one single Slav in their ancestral line they end up looking Slavic, a lot of the time.
I don’t think she is Polish? Her paternal grandmother lived from (1937-2004) the daughter of Patrick Joseph Xavier Power (1889-1982) and Cecilia Roche (1902-1975). Patrick was born in Canada, the son of Nicholas Power and Agnes Collins. Cecilia was born in Canada, the daughter of William Roche and Lucy Stephenson.
Avril Lavigne’s paternal grandmother was Irish + English. Not Polish
Lavigne’s grandmother was a French-born war bride, likely with Polish ancestry. I don’t know what the woman you’re referencing, married to a Napoleon Lavigne, has to do with this page.
@Follers, please confirm my submissions?
Back in the day sites like tvtome would list Avril as having French-Polish ancestry and it used to have a link to a magazine where she mentions her grandmother.
Should be split her father and mother side
She is also divorced from Chad
*Polish (paternal grandmother)
…Joseph John Boyce.
Avril’s father, Jean-Claude Lavigne, was born at RCAF Station Grostenquin in Grostenquin, Moselle, France, where his father was stationed there. He also has small amount of Breton and English, as well as remote Irish ancestry. He s a direct descendant of Zacharie Cloutier (c. 1590-1677), a prominent early Québec settler. Avril’s mother is named Judith-Rosanne “Judy” Loshaw.
Avril’s paternal line can be traced back to her tenth great-grandfather, Arthur Tessier.
Yves was born in Saint-Jérôme, Quebec. Victoria’s maternal sixth great-grandmother, Marie Miteouamigoukoue, was a Weskarini Algonquin First Nation. Charles Finger was a French emigrant, from Dijon, Côte-d’Or.
Lucie Dzierzbicki was French, from Morhange, Moselle, and was of Polish descent.
paternal grandfather: https://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/Lavigne-Family-Tree-300